Types of Violence - Morocco

The marriage of underage girls in Morocco

28.12.2017 / Created by (EMWF)

This study focuses on the phenomenon of marriage of underage girls between legalization, jurisprudence and practice: the case of girls from the province of Azilal where it is customary to force marriage at girls at a very young age.

The diagnosis finds that the problem of the marriage of underage girls is complex as several factors come into play, in this case the social, economic, cultural and legal factors, and that is why it is very important to tackle the subject from a global perspective taking into consideration the legal side but also the socio-cultural side of the Moroccan society.

The diagnosis proposes 10 recommendations to end the marriage of minors, including the immediate removal of legal provisions authorizing child marriage, the adoption of gendered approach in the appointment of judges or the strengthening of legislative reform.

Here, you can watch the presentation of the study which took place in Rabat, March 24, 2017


  • Type of publication : Study / Report
  • Author : La voix de la femme amazighe
  • Co-editor : The Catalan Agency for Development Cooperation (ACCD)
  • Publishing house : The voice of the Amazigh woman
  • Publication date : 2017
  • Number of pages : 84
  • Language : French


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KAFA (enough) Violence and Exploitation
TAMETTUT - Amazigh Women's Association for Culture and Development
Network of women artisans of Morocco
The Palestinian Association for Empowerment and Local Development - REFORM
International Alliance of Women (IAW)
Aix Marseille Université
Assocaition des Femmes Chefs d'Entreprises du Maroc (AFEM)
Traditional Women Association for Development
SEMNID Association for Social Development
Trajectorya noorteorganisatsioon MTÜ
Jiwar Creation & Society
RIHAN ASSOCIATION for Youth and Development
Equity, Parity and Gender Mainstreaming Commission of Guelmim
Pertinence Sa Dynamisme Qualite
Elham Ibrahim Younis Abdelaal
Badr Eltawayel
Palestinian Human Rights Organization (PHRO)
Valencia University
Al-Bait Assamed Association Society
Sciences Po
Association for Women's Total Advancement & Development (AWTAD)
Helwan Association for Community Development (Bashayer)
International Observatory of Human Rights
League of Female Executives of the National Union of Tunisian Women
Mor Masa Ritüeli
University of Naples  L'Orientale
Femmes Informations Juridiques Internationales Rhône-Alpes (FIJI-RA)
Social and Economic Forum for Women Association
Roles for Social Change Association (ADWAR)
Center for Research in Applied Economics for Development-CREAD
Life Foundation for Development and Community Integration
Civil Coalition for the development of Solidarity action (CCDAS)
Institute for gender equality
Faize Foundation
Association for the Development & Enhancement of Women (ADEW)
Women in Business of Algeria

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